Popular indie rocker Jack White just released a new song, only a few days before the release of his new album.
Music critics are calling White’s new song, which in entitled “Ice Station Zebra,” both adventurous and funky. It was a preview of White’s highly anticipated new album that was released on March 23. The album is called Boarding House Reach.
“Ice Station Zebra” is apparently named after an espionage novel published in 1963, which subsequently became a movie 5 years later. The song crosses many different musical genres, including experimental and funk, during the course of the 4-minute song.
“Ice Station Zebra” is not the first track released from Boarding House Reach. White has so far released from the album the singles “Over and Over and Over,” “Corporation,” “Respect Commander” and “Connected By Love.”
To promote the new album, White will be doing a two-part radio interview with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich that will be broadcast on March 25 and April 1 on the It’s Electric Beats 1 radio show. He is also right now on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and it was just announced that he will be the headline performer at the upcoming Lollapalooza Music Festival.
Coinciding with the release of the album, White on March 23 also performed at a record release show that took place at Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York. The show, which was presented by Governors Ball, was livestreamed on Twitter. In addition to his scheduled North American tour, White will further be headlining the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Governors Ball.
White rose to fame as part of the duo White Stripes, in which he both sang and played guitar. He has received both commercial success and critical acclaim for his work in the band, and also for his solo efforts. He has further appeared in two other bands: the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather.